5 Ways to Free Up Storage Space While Keeping The Things That Spark Joy
Issue: Nov 2020
As time passes by and we all grow up, some old items in our home just become obsolete and take up storage space that we could use for other practical essentials. However, the emotional attachment we have to these old items rules out the possibility of us letting go of them forever. Whether it is memorabilia or old clothes, keeping these items that hold special meaning helps us to remember important times in our lives.
But how do we also clear up room for newer items that we need? In this article, we present 5 creative ways to free up space whilst still being able to retain many of your beloved things (albeit in different mediums). Even Marie Kondo will agree that these tidying techniques will spark joy!
1. Digitise Memorabilia
Advancements in technology have created a novel way for us to keep our memorabilia -- digitising them. Though you might not keep the original physical copies, your old photos, school work, and cards can be electronically archived! Categorising them is simple; just scan these precious prints and sort the image files into different folders on your computer.
For a more aesthetically pleasing look, you can even organise the papers into digital scrapbooks. But as with all digital files, always remember to keep backup copies in the cloud to prevent yourself from accidentally losing them!
2. Use Keepsake Boxes
If you really can’t bear to toss away the original pieces of memorabilia, putting them into keepsake boxes is the next best option. Many of your keepsakes may be cluttered on shelves, stuffed into thick envelopes or folders. This is not only an inefficient use of space but also makes it difficult for you to find them.
Instead, arranging these items neatly into boxes allows you to store them thematically; for example, childhood memories, birthdays, and wedding anniversaries. You can put even different items together, such as bracelets and an infant’s first pair of shoes, into different compartments of one box. Stacking these keepsake boxes on top of one another or side by side will help to clear unsightly clutter, freeing up space on shelves for other things.
Sometimes, however, you may still not have enough storage space for all your boxes. At StorHub, we provide reliable storage solutions to help resolve your storage challenge. You can keep these items at our self storage facilities all across Singapore at affordable rates and access them 24/7! This keeps your memorabilia safe while clearing up the much-needed room at home for new items.
3. Display Pictures On The Wall
Another way to clear space is to dig up those old photo albums and then hang the photos on the wall.
This way, your drawers won’t be filled with those big dusty folders anymore since the photos are vertically displayed, freeing up room for newer items. You can frame them up, laminate them and stick them onto walls or clip polaroids on a string of twine.
4. Get Well-Designed Furniture
Innovative furniture can go a long way to optimise storage space in your home.
One of them includes storage benches where cubbies below the cushioned seats can be used to store old clothes, toys and memorabilia. Additionally, you can opt for built-in shelves to frame your doorways with, maximising vertical areas on walls.
If your items are too big to be kept on those shelves, consider putting them in our self storage facilities instead! We have storage spaces of different sizes to cater to your every need. With units ranging from 4 to 2,000 square feet, you can choose one that is the most suitable for your budget and the number of things you have to store.
5. Transform The Ceiling
Storage room ceilings are often overlooked, but in fact, they are one of the best places for extra self storage space! Install ceiling-mounted metal shelves or racks to keep plastic tubs of old items. In this way, you’ll be able to make use of space that would never have been functional otherwise.
Freeing Up Space While Keeping The Things That Spark Joy
It is hard to let go of items with sentimental value, and we at StorHub understand that wholeheartedly. With the limited storage space within your home, there’s only so much you could place in your home. That is why we offer you the alternative arrangement of keeping your old merchandise at our storage facilities conveniently located islandwide! Want additional space for your keepsakes? Get a quote now or simply contact us at 6337 2000 and we will be glad to assist with your queries!